Gogokid: “Credit Score” Bonus Pay

All ESL companies have base pay, which is per class. It is often stated as “hourly” which, in Gogokid’s case, would be for two classes. In my experience, most companies also have bonuses and incentives as well as fines. Gogokid is a little bit different in this respect. Although they occasionally offer an incentive, their … Read more

Squee! I’m the VIPanda!

I first checked out Feedback Panda (this is a referral link  – see below) because of the free trial. My current solution for tracking my previous notes on students wasn’t working as well as I’d like, and that first month was free. It took me about two weeks to find my stride, and then I … Read more

Open and Closing Pics with ManyCam

I often read people saying they tried ManyCam, but ran into issues with their classroom software. It’s possible that they might be asking “too much” of the processor in their computers. I’m not particularly shy when it comes to trying something techy that’s new to me, and when I started with ManyCam, I saw some … Read more

Tips to Fill Your Booking Calendar

You’ve been hired… now, what’s next? The most important thing you can do is to get bookings. While this might seem obvious, you’re at a crucial point where this is super important. Most companies will highlight new teachers in some way for the first week or two that you’re available. After that, you’re on your … Read more

What Times Can I Work Teaching ESL Online?

It comes up in conversation: Someone is curious about teaching ESL online, and asking me questions based on their experience teaching offline – questions about prep, lesson planning, materials… At some point, the topic of time comes up, and I explain about peak demand time. Peak demand time is the highest demand period for teachers. … Read more

What Will I Be Paid to Teach English Online?

Knowing what you will be paid to teach English online should be one of the first questions that come to your mind. Now, if you want specifics on rates from a couple of different companies, you can check out articles that I published here and here. However, I encourage you to read the following so you … Read more

Six Reasons NOT to Teach ESL Online

  You think teaching online will be easier than teaching in your brick and mortar job. It’s not easier (just different). Kids are still kids, and English skills are still English skills.What is easier is that your entire job is… teaching. Uh-huh. No lunch duty, no playground coverage, no bus line. I actually enjoyed those times, but … Read more

You Can Teach ESL Online

If you’re like me, you were skeptical when you heard about this trend of online teaching – particularly the opportunity to teach ESL online to students in China. I’m here to tell you that if you want to – if you truly think it might be a good option for you – check it out. It’s … Read more

Gogokid Pay Structure

understand the gogokid pay structure and grow your money tree

Gogokid pay structure is simple and straightforward compared to some other companies. But… you still need to pay attention to make the most for your time.  The highest base pay is $10/class, and I have only encountered very, very few teachers who will admit they were offered this. (Note: per the contract, Gogokid teachers are … Read more